Tag Archives: election 2016

Realities of Religion and Propaganda

With the revelations that fake news sites had a hand in deciding the election, the industry itself is struggling to figure out how to best handle an ‘anything goes’ kind of world. While journalists ponder the issue, I think we … Continue reading

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Empathy for Hillary

The concession speech was eloquent.   I’ll give her that. But that is all she’ll get from me. I have no sympathy, compassion or empathy for Hillary Clinton.  Her loss is hers and hers alone to bear. I voted for … Continue reading

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React-Regulate-Reason, One Voter’s Observation

The ‘three R’s’ is a tool I use in my professional life as well as my personal life: first we react, then we regulate, so that we can reason. In any given situation we will always ‘react’ first according to … Continue reading

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Tyranny, Not Oligarchy

I recall the angst I felt during the last election cycle.   Mitt Romney was the republican nominee running against an incumbent Barack Obama.   My concern was well founded as I listened to the benefits of having a ‘businessman’ … Continue reading

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“Bernie or Bust”

Dear Sarah Silverman. Dear Bernie Sanders. Dear Al Franken. Dear Hillary Clinton. Dear Mr. President. I know you would admonish all of us to ‘throw in the towel’ and get behind our candidate as a means to coalesce. We can’t. … Continue reading

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Engage: Fear

As I’ve watched the convention these past few days it’s blatantly obvious from what playbook the Republican party is playing.   In fact, one needs only to read the slogan “Keep America Safe” to understand that they are feeding the … Continue reading

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First Perhaps, Not Best However

You are the first, but you are not our best.  I know this with certainty, there are others with greater integrity and deeper loyalties – it is difficult to miss them among your repute. You deliver promises from a podium and … Continue reading

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The Bank Job

A couple of the biggest banks in our nation have the honor of headline news recently: Wells Fargo and Goldman Sachs have both been held accountable for one of the best Bank Jobs ever: the housing bubble market. Reuters reports about a … Continue reading

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What ‘free stuff’ Looks Like

The idea of ‘free college’ in the US  has a lot of citizens up in arms about the whole ‘free stuff/socialist’ idea.   Here’s what ‘free stuff’ looks like at the local, community, individual level. I work in a local high … Continue reading

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Who’s Taking Care of U.S.?

Socialism is a big part of our national conversation, thanks to one presidential candidate, and many soundbites about the topic include the idea that ‘people just want to have the state take care of them.’      Well….what’s the choice? … Continue reading

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